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Suncorp divests super unit to industry fund
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 APR 2021
Suncorp will divest its wealth division to an industry fund, transferring $6.4 billion in assets under management and 137,000 members. LGIAsuper will pay $45 million for the acquisition of Suncorp Portfolio Services and will retain about 130 staff that ...
Chief economist: Of capital gains taxes, COVID-19 and climate change
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 APR 2021
It's bad news day on Wall Street overnight with all four its benchmark equity market indices flashing red. The S&P 500, the DJIA and the Nasdaq dropped by 0.9% each, while the Russell 2000 had a smaller decline of 0.3%. The financial literati were ...
Chief economist update: ScoMo cannot miss new vaccination target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 APR 2021
Some move the goalposts when they can't hit the target, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison did one better and all but abandoned his government's vaccine roll-out target. Taking to Facebook, Morrison announced on April 10 that: "The government ...
Adamantem invests in carbon farming
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 22 MAR 2021
Adamantem Capital has taken a majority stake in a carbon farming project developer which works to regenerate farmed land. Adamantem has joined Climate Friendly as a majority stake investor, supporting the business' growth and aim to tackle the climate ...
IOOF firms abandon ship
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 MAR 2021
Four IOOF financial advice firms have joined Count Financial ahead of the MLC acquisition, with one firm saying it was seeking a licensee without "hidden agendas". Magnis Financial Planning, Glenbuckie, Aim Financial Advice and Strategic Wealth Management ...
The trouble with best financial interests duty
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 FEB 2021
The best financial interests duty reform has major loopholes and lacks guidance from regulators, leading to major confusion for superannuation trustees. The fourth element of the proposed Your Future, Your Super reforms should be abandoned, according ...
Reference checks should cover all advice: FPA
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 1 FEB 2021
... Hayne slammed the advice industry for its poor background-checking practices, urging it to follow in the footsteps of the ABA. The inquiry found licensees frequently failed to respond adequately to requests for references on their previous employees ...
MySuper performance recovers, hits record high
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 11 JAN 2021
Default superannuation funds have fully recovered from COVID-induced losses, yet underperformance within the asset classes remains rife, according to new Rainmaker data. Rainmaker's November 2020 MySuper index has reached a record high, bouncing ...
Aware Super completes WA Super merger
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 4 DEC 2020
The industry superannuation fund has completed its merger with WA Super initiated earlier this year and now has $135 billion in assets and one million members. The merger gives Aware Super 60,000 members in Western Australia. The smaller fund's ...
IOOF abandons AET sale
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 4 DEC 2020
IOOF yesterday said it won't be pursuing an offer to buy its retail trustee Australian Executor Trustee business. On August 31, IOOF said it had received an expression of interest for AET. "IOOF has considered the expression of interest and confirms ...
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